Coast Guard medevacs injured fisherman 70 miles off Barnegat Light, NJ

65 Atlantic City hoistPHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard medevaced a 49-year-old man Wednesday 70 miles east of Barnegat Light, New Jersey.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received notification at approximately 9:15 a.m. from the crew of the 77-foot fishing vessel Determination of a crewmember who suffered injuries to his right hand.

A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, arrived on scene, hoisted the man and transferred him to the Regional Trauma Center at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City.

The fishing vessel Determination is homeported in Rhode Island.

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